Julian’s Intervention

Yesterday Julian Velez, representing the youth, had the great opportunity to give an intervention during the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (CMP), the main negotiating body that works under the Kyoto Protocol. The ability for civil society to give interventions is one of the only official avenues within the […]

Class of 2015

<- Back to Alumni  Pablo Aguilera del Castillo / Pablo’s blogs Nimisha Bastedo / Nimisha’s blogs Anyuri Betegon / Anyuri’s blogs Clara de Iturbe / Clara’s blogs Maria Alejandra Escalante / Maria’s blogs Adrian Fernandez Jauregui / Adrian’s blogs Khristian Mendez / Khristian’s blogs Anna Odell / Anna’s blogs Katie O’Brien / Katie’s blogs Stevie Przekora-DuFresne / Stevie’s blogs Lara Shirley / Lara’s blogs Julian Velez  / Julian’s blogs Rachel Wells / Rachel’s […]


College of the Atlantic has always attracted students who are interested in a diverse set of environmental and social issues that can only be addressed effectively at the international level. Our academic focus on Human Ecology – the study of humans’ interaction with their natural and social environments – contains an inherently global dimension. From […]

From Crevice to Chasm

By Julian Velez Developed countries are trying to undermine the relevance of the Bali Road Map as a whole, as well as the Durban Package laid out last year. These include a 2nd commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (KP), and comparable mitigation actions by developed countries for non-KP parties under the Ad Hoc Working […]

New Promises Old Challenges

By Julian Velez Here we are once more in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, trying to understand the political games that happen in this space. Climate change is what it all boils down; it is the spearhead of effects that the globalized capitalist path to development has created. Climate change is the […]